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Lego Challenge Today – October 23

Visit the Library today between 3 and 6 p.m. to construct your very own architectural masterpiece!  Choose from a variety of different Lego pieces and Duplos.  All ages are welcome.  No registration is necessary.

Junior Book Club – Thursday, October 25th

Place:  Valatie Free Library, 1036 Kinderhook Street / Valatie
Date and Time:  Thursday, October 25th 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Purpose:  Read & Discuss, The Magician’s Nephew /Plan Future Meeting Dates and Times/
Choose Future Books

Kids in Grades 4 through 6:  Join us to start a book club at the Valatie Free Library.  Read amazing books that you choose.  Have fun talking about them with Mrs. Ouimet.  The first meeting is Thursday, October 25th.  Plan to join us for an hour.

Thank You Assemblyman Ashby

Children and adults enjoyed listening to Assemblyman Jake Ashby read Shel Silverstein’s A Giraffe and a Half last Saturday, October 13 at the Valatie Free Library.  A great book choice!  Thank you, Assemblyman, and thanks to the children who helped with the reading!

Reading with our Assemblyman, Jake Ashby, Sat. Oct. 13

Join us at the Library on Saturday, October 13 at 10:00 a.m. for reading and a craft with New York State Assemblyman Jake Ashby.   He will be reading A Giraffe and a Half  by Shel Silverstein and have a giraffe art craft.  Mr. Ashby is very interested in enhancing reading programs in our libraries and schools and has co-sponsored the Reading Rocks program.  Adults and children are invited to join us to meet Assemblyman Jake Ashby and to enjoy breakfast too.  

Donuts & Apple Juice with Amy & Deborah 10/6

Visit the Library on Saturday, October 6 between 11 and 1 for Donuts and Apple Juice with children’s authors, Amy DeWeerd and Deborah Spaulding.  Learn how and why they wrote their books, How a Mother Loves by Amy Deweerd, and How Do You Do, Kazoo, the ‘Roo? by Deborah Spaulding.  Listen to the stories and have breakfast.  Books will be available for purchase and signing by the authors.  For preschoolers and early elementary school children, older siblings and parents/caregivers.   Don’t miss the wonderful stories and the delicious donuts and apple juice.  Coffee will be available for adults

Pinch Pots with Nancy Kohler – 10 / 5

 

Make a pinch pot using self-drying clay suitable for a small plant, dried flowers or other decoration.  It’s easy  and fun.  Learn some facts about pinch pots.  Workshop starts at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 5.  Call the Library to register so that we have enough clay.

Coding Is Back – Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 5 P.M.

Join us on Tuesday, October 2nd at 5 p.m. when ICC graduate Habib returns to conduct another coding class.  We welcome kids from the summer workshop as well as newcomers.  Solve computer puzzles using blocks of code; advance through more and more challenging levels.  It’s fun!  Call the Library for more information and/or to register.  

This Week’s Events – Oct. 1 – 6

The following events will take place this week at the Valatie Free Library.  Join us!

Tuesday, October 2:  
Story  Hour at 10:30 a.m. – for  preschoolers and siblings
Coding with 2018 ICC grad, Habib at 5 p.m. for kids 7 and older.  Solve computer puzzles using computer code instructions.

Friday, October 5:
Pinch Pots with Nancy Kohler at 6:30 p.m. for adults and teens.  Make a pinch pot, suitable for dried flowers or other decoration.  It’s easy  and fun.

Saturday, October 6
Donuts and Apple Juice with children’s authors, Amy DeWeerd and Deborah Spaulding.  Learn how and why they wrote their books, How a Mother Loves by Amy Deweerd, and How Do You Do, Kazoo, the ‘Roo? by Deborah Spaulding.  Listen to the stories and have breakfast.  Books will be available for purchase and signing by the authors.  For preschoolers and early elementary school children, older siblings and parents/caregivers.

The Great American Read, VFL Style

Since May 22, 2018, PBS has been hosting the Great American Read and will continue to do so until October 23rd, the Grand Finale.  During this time people have been able to vote and continue to vote for their best-loved books on a list of 100 best-loved American novels.

For more information go to pbs.org/greatamericanread.  Click on the links at the top of the page to check out the original list of 100 titles, obtain information about upcoming PBS shows that will feature authors discussing these titles and learn the details about voting for the best-loved books on the list. You will also find information about how the country has voted so far and activities associated with the Great American Read. (more…)

Voter Registration Day – Today, 9/25/18

Although the deadline for registering to vote is October 12, today is Voter Registration Day.  Visit the Valatie Free Library to pick up a registration form.  We also have absentee ballot applications available as well as instructions and general information about Columbia County 2018 Local Races.  Staff will be happy to help you with any questions.  Deadlines:  Voter Registration Form: Postmark or Apply in Person -October 12; Absentee Ballot Application:  Postmark – October 30;  Apply in Person – November 5.

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